“Joel Kim Booster’s satiric comedy dives head first into this psychological morass  [of celebrity obsessions], mining it for laughs as well as its legitimate creep factor.”- Chicago Tribune

About

Ran June 4- 21 2014

Fraser Studios (76 Stafford St)

Synopsis

Kate and Sam Are Not Breaking Up zooms in on Hollywood’s hottest couple. Kate Thomas and Sam Lewis, stars of a Tween-Fantasy franchise of movies that are coming to a close, have split up for good. As the media and fans alike erupt in speculation about the split, one superfan is determined to reunite these teen idols – by any means necessary. Through a combination of kidnapping, torture and couples therapy, Kate and Sam Are Not Breaking Up explores just what happens when an obsession with celebrity spins wildly out of control.

Credits

Written by: Joel Kim Booster and New Colony

Directed by: Jill Harper

Starring: Karen Knox, Rebecca Liddiard, AJ Vaage, and Tim Walker

Stage Management: Tamara Protic

Set Design: Christine Groom

Props Design: Jenny So

Lighting Design: Simon Rossiter

Sound Design: Tim Lindsay

Praise

Nominations

Nominated for the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance Female – Rebecca Liddiard

Critics

‘NNNN Booster’s satiric targets are dead on’ – NOW Magazine http://www.nowtoronto.com/stage/story.cfm?content=198362

‘Kate and Sam Are Not Breaking Up…is a play that fingers a very raw nerve you’ll careen emotionally between laughter and the rush of anxiety as the action heats up’ – Burke Campbell http://burkecampbell.wordpress.com/2014/06/11/when-hollywood-stars-go-missing/

‘Be prepared for a dark, complicated dramedy when you come to see this show…all of these performances complicate the plot of the play in a way that should spur productive discussion about gender and fandom politics…Toronto desperately needs a daring indie theatre company like Cue6 to bring us performances as stunning as the ones in this production’ – Mooney On Theatre http://www.mooneyontheatre.com/2014/06/15/review-kate-and-sam-are-not-breaking-up-cue6/

‘Cue6 Theatre Company continues to push the edge of hilarious and disturbing with its current production, the Canadian premiere of Joel Kim Booster’s Kate and Sam Are Not Breaking Up’ – Life With More Cowbellhttp://lifewithmorecowbell.wordpress.com/2014/06/12/cue6-takes-us-to-the-edge-of-funny-disturbing-kate-and-sam-are-not-breaking-up/